Dolly is a sheep. In this case, however, Dolly is the first work of four brewers who never looked and found each other. The Freiburg brewing collective is an international brewers' association and an absolute dream team when it comes to unusual, creative craft beers. And they also have a monkey, at least that's what they claim.
Dolly for President
The Freiburg brewing collective is the crazy idea of four beer fanatics, as the press spokesman, CEO and mascot Spanky told us in exchange for some bananas. Chris, Gil, Bernhard (called Børn) and James are true beer lovers who started their beer careers independently of each other and on different continents. At home in the basement, the four boys started their first brewing attempts, Gil and Bernhard in Germany, Chris in Australia and James in sunny California. Since all roads lead to Rome at some point, or in our case to Freiburg, the four homebrewers ran into each other's arms. At a brewing seminar they tied the knot by founding their own label, the Freiburg Brewing Collective. Before that, however, it was determined who among them would make the best pale ale. On this basis, the four alchemists developed the recipe for their first beer together, Dolly . Dolly was supposed to bring the craft beer to Freiburg and be the lifebuoy in the flood of classic beers for everyone who likes to try something new in addition to Pils and Co. As a gypsy brewer, they went into marketing with Dolly and their little lamb was well received. And since brewing with other brewers is even more fun, the guys with Freigeist Bierkultur and Emma - beers without a beard have made common cause and conjured up a fantastic Mexican Standoff Stout .
Beer is the more interesting wine
Because Dolly was such a good pet, the brewing collective expanded their zoo without further ado. From then on, next to the sheep, Horst the bear and the great white shark Laird also romped about. The four initially surprised their brewery hosts with lots of hops, but they were able to convince us of their skills and expertise. After all, good beer speaks for itself and neither the most traditional brewer nor the most convinced wine drinker could escape the animal charm of the brewing collective beers. Freiburg is actually a wine stronghold. Traditionally, brewers tend to have bad cards. Gil, Bernhard, Chris and James see their niche precisely there: Wine connoisseurs with trained palates. You can very well taste whether an aroma hop, a green hop or the classic bitter hops have found their way into the kettle. Craft beer is the self-proclaimed hops headquarters and the perfect playground for wine connoisseurs who want to surprise and challenge their palate every now and then. Ziggy is happy to volunteer as a guinea pig!